Celebrating God in worship is at the very heart of our life together. Each Sunday we experience the mystery of God, hear and wrestle with God's word, share Christ's presence in the Holy Meal, feel God's love through community, and leave strengthened to live and serve in the world.
We offer three distinct liturgical styles – contemplative, interactive, and choral – so as to meet the diverse worship preferences of our faith community. All are grounded in the Episcopal liturgy found primarily in the Book of Common Prayer, and are set amid a comfortable and dynamic worship space. So, come as you are and know that you are welcome!
- 8:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist Rite II, spoken
- 9:00 a.m. – Interactive w/ Holy Communion - conversational “sermon” and prayers
- 10:15 a.m.* – Holy Eucharist Rite II, with hymns and choir
* After Labor Day, this service changes to 11:15 a.m., continuing until Memorial Day.
Sunday Morning Coffee
Everyone is invited to enjoy coffee time on Sunday mornings between services. This is a way to stay in contact with congregants at Church of the Servant, meet new worshipers, and share the cheer and joy that attending COS is for everyone. If you would like to know more about helping with this fun social time, ask one of the Holy Baristas on Sunday morning about joining in!
We want you to feel comfortable coming to Church of the Servant for the first time! Whether you are attending your first ever Episcopal service or you “know the ropes,” every church is a little different. Here are answers to some Frequently Asked Questions. And if you still have more questions, just ask! We’re a friendly bunch and were all first-timers once.Read More »
“The Way of Love - When we worship, we gather with others before God. We hear the Good News of Jesus Christ, give thanks, confess, and offer the brokenness of the world to God. As we break bread, our eyes are opened to the presence of Christ. By the power of the Holy Spirit, we are made one body, the body of Christ sent forth to live the Way of Love.” Each week, many voluntee…Read More »
Music, within the context of worship, is primarily chosen for its power to draw each worshipper and the entire parish community into communion with God, with moments of uplifting praise as well as moments of deep meditation and peace. The musical focus is designed to engage the congregation, encouraging and inspiring them to be active participants. While tasteful and well-execute…Read More »
Contemplative worship is a “seeking” style of worship to know God and our true selves, that self that God has created us to be, the self that it takes a life-time journey of mindfulness to discover and identify. While walking the labyrinth is primarily contemplative, many walk in celebration of all that God has done and continues to do in and through our lives and the lives …Read More »
Baptism marks our membership into the Body of Christ, so it is a sacrament celebrated when the other members are present, usually on Sunday mornings. Our liturgical calendar encourages Baptisms to be done on one of the following Sundays:
- The Feast of the Baptism of our Lord (the first Sunday after Epiphany, which is January 6)
- The Great Easter Vigil or Easter Sunday
- The D…
Confirmation is the laying on of hands by an Episcopal Bishop during worship. Those confirmed in another Episcopal worshiping community may request to have their letter of membership transferred from the previous church (see Transfer). Those confirmed by a Bishop in another Christian denomination may be received by an Episcopal Bishop in a worship service. Those who have been con…Read More »
The Celebration and Blessing of a Marriage in the Episcopal tradition begins with these words:
“Dearly beloved: We have come together in the presence of God to witness and bless the joining together of these two people in Holy Matrimony. The union of two people in heart, body, and mind is intended by God for their mutual joy; for the help and comfort given one another in pro…Read More »
For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. - Romans 8:38–39
Paul’s words to the church in Rome are a source of comfort to Christians in times of loss, grief, and …Read More »